Here is a list of native plant nurseries owned and operated by members of Wild Ones Lexington. All these nurseries have plants for sale now, and most will contract-grow plants in larger numbers, if given sufficient lead time.
- EARTHeim Landscape Design
Owner: Katrina Kelly [email protected]
EARTHeim grows and sells mostly straight species native plants, with a few cultivars, herbs, and other garden favorites. Plants are grown sustainably and are pollinator safe. The nursery is located in south Lexington.
- FIELDS TO FOREST NURSERY
Owner: Ann Whitney Garner [email protected]
This nursery opened for sales in Spring of 2021. It specializes in growing native trees in manageable containers. It is located in north-east Fayette County. Contact the owner for a species list.
- IRONWEED NURSERY
Owner: Alicia Bosela [email protected]
IRONWEED NURSERY grows wildflowers and forbs but also offers a number of woody plants. The nursery is located in Columbia, Kentucky, and its sales are via mail order, on location pick-up and occasional local sales events.
- NATIVE SHRUB NURSERY
Owner: Paul Adanick [email protected]
This new nursery, located in Jessamine County north of Nicholasville, focuses on growing native shrubs in containers. Contact Paul Adanick for a list of currently available plants.
- SPRINGHOUSE GARDENS
Owner: Richard Weber
SPRINGHOUSE GARDENS is a garden center that offers a selection of native forbs and shrubs as well as large size native trees. It is located in Nicholasville, off Harrodsburg Road, 4 miles south of Man-o-War Blvd.
- TINA’S PLANTSNSUCH
Owner: Tina Elliott [email protected]
Tina grows a variety of native perennials, with a small selection of grasses, vines and shrubs. Her nursery is located in Georgetown, Ky.
Other sources for native plants in Central Kentucky:
- Dropseed Nursery, in Goshen, Ky., northeast of Louisville, carries plants of local genotype from Kentucky, southern Indiana, and southern Ohio.
- Michler’s Gardens and Greenhouses, Lexington, Ky., carries many plants native to Kentucky and the US
- Oakland Farm Trees, outside of Paris Ky., specializes in container-grown native trees